Paradise Bay, Antarctica

An apex predator, the leopard seal, just waiting for his next meal. An unsuspecting Gentoo penguin leapt up on the ice, and I have never seen a more hasty retreat. 😳
Perched penguin, passing the time.
Kayaking in Antarctica ... bucket list adventure, and one I will never forget.
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Photo by @erikalarsen888 // Captured #withgalaxy Note 8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Crabeater Seals near Paradise Bay, Antarctica. Despite their name, the Crabeater seal does not eat crab but subsist on krill (which you see prominent on the ice in the front of the image), a shrimp-like crustacean that is found around Antarctica. This diet specialization on krill minimizes food competition amongst the other seals found in the area such as Weddell and Leopard. The Crabeater has adapted a sieve-like tooth structure specifically used to filter small crustacean prey. They are the most abundant seal species in the world and inhabit the pack ice zone surrounding Antarctica.
Day 6 (Feb 4): Am I too obsessed with water reflection pictures?? Also the day of our first Continental landing! Not just Antarctic islands.
Wonderful cruising in paradisebay with some crabeater seals relaxing on icefloes #paradisebay #antarctica #crabeaterseals #seals #ice #icefloes #glacier #mountains #sea #calmsea #wonderfulnature #greatestshotsoflandscape #cruising #zodiaccruise #zodiacdriver #msbremenexpedition #msbremencrew #msbremen #hapaglloydcruises #potd #nature #travel #travelblog #blogger #instatravel #travelgram
Paradise Bay, Antarctica. #reflection #paradisebay #antarctica #natgeoexplorer #nationalgeographicexplorer #lindbladexpeditions
A whale skeleton, a small sail boat and a glacier at Paradise Bay, Antartica.  Thankfully we were not cruising on the ⛵️. #paradisebay #antartica #whaleskeleton #glacier #natgeoexplorer #nationalgeographicexplorer #linbladexpeditions